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New from Twelveheads

A really lovely book, fully up to the very high production standards of this most notable publisher. Covering a very photogenic narrow gauge network that served the clay industry in the Isle of Purbeck, photographs include the work of Ivo Peters. See main site listing for a more detailed description. Jacketed Hardback, £28.00, 208pp, available now.

Wild Swan book news

Authentic Model Railway Operation is now available and added to the website, Iain Rice's Creating Cameo Layouts has suffered a few more delays in order to get some additional pictures included - thank you very much to Jerry Clifford, Chris Nevard and Dave Lowery for your help! The booksshould be delivered on Friday 16th December. I am picking up Gerry Beale's Bridport Branch on Thursday 8th December and so will have stock from Friday 9th December.


I have put a few pictures and sample pages on the shop Facebook page, which is where I'm likely to drop in any additional information first.

Talking of Iain's new book, I will be launching a competition based upon the "Cameo Concept" as espoused by his Riceness (condition of entry will be purchase of book, natch). So thinking ahead, here's a mystery photograph that might make a good subject for aspiring entrants. No prizes for knowing where it is and I'll be returning in due course with more on this subject....

LNWR Wagons Vol 2 is now available in a hardback edition at £36.95 and LNWR Wagons Vol 3 will be produced in the New Year, hopefully for Easter, it too will be produced as a jacketed hardback.

Back in Larkhall

The shop is still situated on the east side of Bath 1 mile from the Guildhall. Bus service 7 from Bath Station (just outside Debenhams) and also calling at the centre (Post Office) will bring you straight here. Free on street parking is also available in and around Larkhall. Or a pleasant walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal (freshly resurfaced) from Bath Spa Station. From the rear of the station cross over the Halfpenny Bridge and turn left, then walk along on to the canal towpath and head out to Grosvenor Bridge from where you cross the A4 to reach Larkhall.

New booklist available, complete listing of all available stock and details of forthcoming titles, send A5 sae for your copy.

Site last updated Wednesday 7th December latest additions to stock added, new reviews, unavailable titles removed, search re-loaded, link to Facebook page added.

Database generated pages on the site are now mobile phone friendly thanks to the efforts of techical whizz George Mumford.

The Titfield Thunderbolt
3A Upper Lambridge Street, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RY

Tel. 01225 462332

The shop is open as follows:
Sunday Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.30pm
If you are travelling a distance to the shop and can only make a Tuesday or Monday then please contact me and I will endeavour to open the shop by appointment to suit you.

If you cannot find something that you are after, or experience any problems, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. Although this is the World Wide Web and you may be reading this on the other side of the world, the organisation here consists of human beings with an interest and enthusiasm for the books we stock and we are always delighted to hear from our customers via phone, email or in person.

Simon Castens

Bookshop What's New Wild Swan Peter Barnfield Millstream Booksearch